Alums in the News: Hill, Westervelt, Sahler, and DeGuzman

By: UMBC News Staff
Sep 28, 2014

(Drew Westervelt with hex product)

Here at UMBC, we take pride in what our alums accomplish after graduation. Take a moment to see which Retrievers have been on the move and making news!

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Working at Lockheed Martin and having a passion for STEM education, Stephanie C. Hill ’86, computer science and economics, describes her path with STEM education as unexpected. After taking  a programming class she became fascinated with the course and changed her career plans accordingly. Hill now works at Lockheed Martin, providing IT solutions to federal services such as Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and more. Due to her hard work and desire to spread STEM education, Hill has received various awards to recognize her excellence. She hopes her story will encourage people to pursue a STEM education. Read the full article.

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Drew Westervelt ’09, economics, is the co-founder and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Hex Performance, a new company focused on cleaning products for athletic gear. Now, stores like Wegman’s and Whole Foods are stocking their shelves with these products uniquely designed for the care and cleaning of workout gear made from synthetic materials. Westervelt is taking on a rather unusual task as COO of a company and a professional athlete, but he is proving his ability to be successful in both. Read more.

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Erick Sahler ’89, graphic design and art history, created a new silkscreen print as a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Cape May-Lewes Ferry, a landmark special to Delaware residents. This limited-edition art piece debuted at the Art Sale held in Bethany Beach on August 30 and 31, an annual Labor Day weekend event. Read the full article.

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Christine DeGuzman ‘02, English, was recently named principal of Meade Middle School. She has put a lot of time and effort into developing stronger support for children with emotional and behavioral problems through programs like Restorative Practices and Alt One. DeGuzman enjoys her time working at the middle school, and hopes to give the students the opportunity to continue in higher education and future careers. Read more.

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